Doctor Who: Shada: The Lost Adventure by Douglas Adams
Title: Doctor Who: Shada: The Lost Adventure by Douglas Adams
Author: Gareth Roberts
I usually avoid novels based on TV series/characters or movie novelizations, but made the exception in this case (Strictly speaking, it isn’t based on the TV program as it never aired, thanks to the BBC going on strike at the time). I’m glad I did. I was given the radio play based on the script a few years ago and loved it, so was thrilled to come across the novel. Gareth Roberts did a sterling job of turning Douglas Adam’s script into a book. I think the late Douglas would have been pleased. There’s a lovely homage to Douglas’ much loved “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to The Galaxy” at the end of the book. A must for Doctor Who and Hitchhiker’s Guide fans.
-Cathy at KDL’s Kentwood branch
A little knowledge is a dangerous thing
Imagine how dangerous a LOT of knowledge is…
The Doctor’s old friend and fellow Time Lord Professor Chronotis has retired to Cambridge University, where among the other doddering old professors nobody will notice if he lives for centuries. He took with him a few little souvenirs—harmless things really. But among them, carelessly, he took The Worshipful and Ancient Law of Gallifrey. Even more carelessly, he has loaned this immensely powerful book to clueless graduate student Chris Parsons, who intends to use it to impress girls. The Worshipful and Ancient Law is among the most dangerous artifacts in the universe; it cannot be allowed to fall into the wrong hands.
The hands of the sinister Time Lord Skagra are unquestionably the wrongest ones possible. Skagra is a sadist and an egomaniac, bent on universal domination. Having misguessed the state of fashion on Earth, he also wears terrible platform shoes. He is on his way to Cambridge. He wants the book. And he wants the Doctor…